We have learned that the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has confirmed at its general congress in Stockholm 16-19 May that the Republic of Belarus will host the 2014 IIHF World Championship.
News on the topic: actions
A voluntary cleaning of the recreation zone near Lake Belaye in Belaaziorsk was held under a vigilant supervision of the local police. Activists of the civil campaign "Tell the Truth!", the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) and the Free Trade Union of Belarus have cleaned this territory for several years already.
On 9 May civic society activists of Baranavichy commemorated the people who had perished during WWII and the times of Stalin's repressions. At first they laid down flowers to the Eternal Flame in the center of the city and then – near the cross to victims of Stalin's repressions of 1939-1953 at the crossing of Pirahou and Smalenskaya Streets (the place where "Kryvoye Kola" ("Crooked Circle") prison used to be situated). The iron cross was installed there in 1992 as a memorial sign to victims of Bolshevik repressions in Belarus.
On 3 May Syarhey Verameyenka, Hrodna member of the organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party, was summonsed to a district police department and questioned in connection with his detention by people in mufti at the "Wave of Solidarity" action on 12 March.